Sunday, November 30, 2008

Superleague A Russia 7/2008 - Dynamo Kursk 63, Nadezhda Orenburg 61

After Betty Lennox helped Nadezhda Orenburg (3-4) to their first Euroleague win on Wednesday, would her luck continue. Dynamo Kursk (2-5) came for a visit and took over from the first quarter. Despite a third-quarter comeback attempt, Nadezdha Orenburg fell short, 63-61.

The boxscore is here.

Dynamo Kursk jumped out to a 24-13 lead after the end of the first quarter, and led by nine at the end of the first half. It wasn't over. Nadezhda Orenburg outscored Dynamo Kursk 20-8 in the third quarter to take over the game with a 48-45 lead. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold on to the lead and Dynamo Kursk won by three.

Part of Nadezhda Orenburg's problem was their shooting. They only shot 31 percent from the field compared to Dynamo Kursk's 40 percent.

Part of the problem of analyzing this boxscore is that it's difficult to determine what the headers are. I assume that the "Selection" header actually means "rebounds". In which case, Nadezhda Orenburg and Dynamo Kursk had 42 and 39 rebounds, respectively.

Shameka Christon led all players with 20 points and seven rebounds. Anastasia Veremeenko scored 17 points and 14 rebounds for Nadezhda Orenburg.

As for Betty Lennox, "Noox" scored 14 points. It was...well, she shot 5 for 17. Not the best night.

Maria Garifullin scored 14 points for Dynamo Kursk. Anastasia Fomino scored 11 points and Anastasia Bocharova scored nine points and nine rebounds. Nikita Bell, a 2005 graduate of North Carolina, scored 10 points and four rebounds.

Will there be pictures? I don't know. Maybe the Russian league can't afford it.

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